Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, will increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets such as wind turbine towers and ships.
Systems with special primers generally show better results for corrosion protection, which can be measured by the uptake of protection current and the grade of blistering.
TPI has been building wind blades for Nordex in Turkey since 2013 under its original long-term supply agreement with the OEM.
Covestro’s innovative and sustainable materials for rotor-blade production and more, improve the efficiency of wind turbine manufacture and support the creation of further onshore and offshore wind farms with a long service life.
For the wind power industry, carbon fiber can be used to make turbine blades lighter and stiffer, thereby increasing the efficiency of the system. Previously, carbon fiber was too expensive for maximum utilization in this market.
Not only will manufacturers see us use closed mold and advanced processes to build or repair real-world parts of composite, but they’ll see the latest in innovative products.
As a traditional manufacturer of specialties for the composites market, the German company BÜFA Composite Systems has an extensive experience in supplying systems – polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, topcoats, and bonding pastes – for the wind power industry. All this know-how may soon be also available in Brazil, according to Jose Moralejo, regional business
Evolva’s collaboration with the US Navy to develop novel composite materials will focus on development of a new class of structural composite materials engineered from a polymer resin matrix fabricated from a specified formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol.
According to the European Wind Energy Association, 2015 alone saw the installation of 12,800 MW of wind energy capacity. This is an increase rate of 6.3 %.
Sika Corporation, supplier of innovative, sealing, bonding, reinforcement, and protection solutions announced its participation as an exhibitor at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, from May 23 to 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Sika will present its full range of sealants and structural adhesive solutions for wind turbines —